The bond we share with our beloved companions is unlike any other, which is why it can be so difficult to say goodbye to your dog or cat. Our team at Loveland Regional Animal Hospital is here to help ensure your pet’s passing is as peaceful as possible by providing end of life services. We can assess your pet’s quality of life and offer guidance to make the best possible decision for your pet’s care and provide you with peace of mind.
Contact Loveland Regional Animal Hospital to discuss end of life care for your pet.
Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye
We recommend talking to your veterinarian when making decisions regarding end of life care for your pet. They can perform a thorough examination to help determine your pet’s quality of life by assessing if the following symptoms or behaviors are present:
- No interest in eating or drinking
- Unable to walk or move
- Exhibiting painful symptoms
- Consistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Acting lethargic or anti-social
- Having unusual accidents around the house
What to Expect from A Pet Euthanasia Appointment
If it’s decided that euthanasia is the best decision for your pet, we will go over paperwork and discuss the procedure and body care options with you. We understand that this is a difficult time, so we strive to accommodate you to the best of our ability. To ensure your pet’s comfort, your dog or cat will be sedated to prevent any stress or discomfort. The sedation usually takes 10-15 minutes to take effect before we administer the euthanasia injection. However, you are welcome to stay with your companion as long as you’re comfortable. We also provide options to memorialize your pet and would be glad to discuss them with you whenever you’re ready.